Apple is ramping up its efforts to encourage employees to get vaccinated against coronavirus, though it's stopping short of making shots mandatory.
Apple has temporarily shuttered its Apple Store location in Charleston, South Carolina after more than 20 retail staff members were exposed to COVID-19.
Apple, Google, and others are having to delay or reduce plans to move manufacturing away from China, as the impact of the coronavirus makes governments increase border controls.
Apple is reportedly increasing testing for both retail and corporate employees and is planning on pausing a return to holding in-store "Today at Apple" sessions.
Spain this week rolled out Apple Wallet support for the European Union's digital COVID certificate, allowing citizens to store the so-called COVID-19 vaccine "passport" on Apple devices.
Apple partner Foxconn reported strong second quarter financial results, but says it will need to "wait and see" if a new surge in coronavirus cases will impact its Asia supply chain.
In a bid to boost COVID-19 vaccinations, Washington, D.C., is giving free AirPods to children and students who receive their first shot at an eligible giveaway site.
New York's new Excelsior Pass, which documents vaccination status and will soon be required to enter many businesses in New York City, has dropped support for Apple Wallet.
Australians who received a COVID-19 vaccination can now carry around digital proof of inoculation in Apple Wallet thanks to new integration with the country's Express Plus Medicare app.